Still pretty new to DIY, I recently setup a new cuben 4 season tarp. Lines, soft shackles, tensioners, door lines, pullouts, a hank of zing-it and some shockcord made for the cheapest fun I've had in ages.
Anyway, a number of folks have been discussing tarp tensioners for cuben to protect in high winds or against damage from tripping on lines, so I came up with a few variations for attaching and fixing loops. My thought was to keep them light with smooth transitions to minmize tangling and removable because they really aren't all that necesssary on cuben tarps to begin with. It occurred to me that short throw tensioners were less likely to launch a stake and I could achieve a substantial tension by doubling up the cord.
Initially I made my loops small to grasp stakes. I closed them with copper ferrules used for electrical work, fast and cheap elimating 4-5" of cord per loop. Also I designed my attachments around the micro s-biners that are sold as key organizers. This gave me a variety of ways to attach at the d-ring, t the stake or both by s-biner/larkshead/prusik.
The single strand tensioner runs around .15 oz with the s-biner the double runs .2 oz.
Just wanted to get some critique from the assembled hanger/DIY'ers.
The second pic is a collection of versions that evolved along the way.
Thanks for looking.